Hogan-Wilson Collection


The collection comprises of images from the Civil War and War of Independence period, featuring photographs of military activity, the Black and Tans, Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins addressing meetings attended by huge crowds, destruction of the Customs House, the handover of Athlone Barracks by the British army to General McKeon in February 1922, the burning of Balbriggan by the Black and Tans in September 1920, the burning of the Customs House in Dublin in May 1921, the burning of the Four Courts in Dublin in July 1922, Free State army troops landing by ship at Passage West, Co Cork, Irish army troops entering Cork in August 1922 after the defeat of the Republicans/Anti-Treaty forces, etc. The photographer W.D. Hogan, who was based in Herny Street, Dublin, thanks to the official sanction of Sinn Féin during the War of Independence and the official sanction of the national army during the Civil War had a ringside seat at many historically significant events during these years. The photographs were compiled by Captain Rev Denis J Wilson, Chaplain to the Free State army during the 1920s (he appears in some of them, e. g. HOGW 134, 138 and 146).

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Bibliographic Details
Main Creator: Hogan, W. D., photographer
Format: Photo
Notes:Includes captions.

Exhibited: "Witness to War", National Photographic Archive, January to July 2010.

Physical description: 2 boxes ; mounted, in mylar, in phase box.

Physical description: 198 photographs : gelatin silver prints.

Finding Aids: Surrogates of a large selection of prints are available at the NPA Reading Room counter.

Published / Created: [ca. 1919-1923].
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